Masks were in place, hand sanitizers ready, social distancing measures taken. Five Points was ready for shoppers, and the district’s annual Sidewalk Sale offered more reasons than ever to make a visit.

The sale began Friday and continued through Sunday with discounts, specials and even more than a few giveaways ready for visitors.

“We’re just so glad things are open and we can be out shopping, it feels like almost normal again,” said Grace Culler as she browsed Saturday afternoon.

Sunday brought an extra bonus, with free parking at metered spaces throughout Five Points, plus the following specials.

2G’s: Save up to an additional 50 - 70 % off already discounted prices. All jewelry and shoes receive an additional 50% off.

College Mart: Discounts on many disposable vape flavors and attachments.

Dakota’s Boutique: Offering $10, $15, $20, $25 dollar racks, a $100 gift card giveaway, and raffle prizes, plus a sneak peek at Gameday and Fall Collections.

Fit Columbia: Free plant swap. Bring cuttings, pots, tools and plants to swap with other gardening enthusiasts.

Gibson’s: 15% Off all pens, pencils, stationery (Crane, Rifle Paper Company, and Caspari), and all items in teachers' department (kitchen towels and gifts). Gibson’s will also offer 18% off everything in the store on the 18th of August to honor and celebrate 100 years of women’s right to vote.

Good for the Sole Shoes: Receive an additional 20% off all spring clearance and new fall arrivals, plus complimentary ice cold lemonade and a chance to win a $100 gift card.

Loose Lucy’s: $5 off $35 or more purchase and $15 off $75 or more purchase (regular-priced merchandise only).

Oops! Co.: Receive an extra 40% off all red tag items.

Publico: Sunday Fundays brunch from 10:30-3:00, $20 mimosa pitchers.

Re-Invintage: clearance prices on many home decor items.

Sunrise Artisan Bath & Body: 25% off total purchase.

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